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Resources for creating my custom menu?
Jeff Bannow
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From: Detroit, MI
Posted: 2015-09-15 08:06 am   Permalink

Anyone care to share any resources they might have for creating a custom menu? This will be for my basement bar, but I'd like it to look nice.

Looking for fonts, menu backgrounds, artwork, and nice vintage drawings of various drinks, as you would find on vintage menus.

Alternately, high resolution scans of vintage menus might work.

Thanks!

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uncle trav
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From: Kalamazoo
Posted: 2015-09-15 08:35 am   Permalink

Here are some pics of the small menus I have made for my home bar the Hukilau Lounge. I just used vintage menu scans and edited out the text and added my own. Not very hard and they came out fairly good. There are site that have classic menus an that can be viewed online. Have fun and show us what you come up with.











Here is a thread that may be of interest.
http://www.tikiroom.com/tikicentral/bb/viewtopic.php?topic=41634&forum=10

And this site.
http://www.lapl.org/collections-resources/visual-collections/menu-collection

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Jeff Bannow
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Posted: 2015-09-15 10:19 am   Permalink

Thanks! That definitely helps. I just need to find some white background menus and I can pull images easily from that.

Now, to find a cool font ...


 
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Beachbumz
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From: Kihei, Maui
Posted: 2015-09-15 12:07 pm   Permalink

Search the web for House Industries fonts.. they have a few "tiki fonts".. also Squidart.com use to sell some Dave made..
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Joined: Jun 28, 2008
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From: Menifee, CA
Posted: 2015-09-15 2:53 pm   Permalink

Maybe hire one of the many talented artists on here to draw something for you?

 
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Jeff Bannow
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From: Detroit, MI
Posted: 2015-09-15 3:02 pm   Permalink

I've thought about having someone draw something, but don't know what that would cost. Any ideas?

Since this is my home bar, I'm not making money off this.


 
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Jeff Bannow
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Posted: 2015-09-18 09:26 am   Permalink



First draft of the cover for my menu.


 
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uncle trav
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Posted: 2015-09-18 10:38 am   Permalink

Now that's really cool !!

 
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JenTiki
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From: Home of the best rum collection in NC
Posted: 2015-09-18 2:23 pm   Permalink

Here's a thread about a very creative and totally awesome home bar modular drink menu made by Humuhumu.
http://www.tikiroom.com/tikicentral/bb/viewtopic.php?topic=48017&forum=18&15

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sneakyjack
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Posted: 2015-09-18 5:17 pm   Permalink

https://www.musthavemenus.com/template/tropical.html
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sneakyjack
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Posted: 2015-09-18 5:19 pm   Permalink

http://news.critiki.com/category/arkiva-tropika/

http://www.deliciousindustries.com/blog/arkiva-tropika
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hiltiki
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From: Reseda, calif.
Posted: 2015-09-18 5:23 pm   Permalink

Nice job on the cover Jeff.

 
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MadDogMike
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From: The Anvil of the Sun
Posted: 2015-09-18 7:18 pm   Permalink

Great start. Humuhumu's modular (mentioned above) is great. I have one made in PowerPoint. Lay down the background graphic and add word art titles (bar name, etc), then use text boxes for drinks and food. You can easily customize the food or drink text boxes for the evening without disrupting everything else and print them on some nice cardstock.

 
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VampiressRN
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From: Sun City Lincoln Hills (NorCal)
Posted: 2015-09-19 5:09 pm   Permalink

I mocked up one...couple of funny ingredients and none of these tested...mostly place holders.



 
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stevekh
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From: broken arrow
Posted: 2016-02-24 8:32 pm   Permalink

i've actually been using my photoshop experience to try and make photos looks like illustrations to do my own tiki menu - my main goal is to have pics of my drinks in mugs look like watercolors, or illustrations of the deinks like they did back in the day - cover should be the easy part.

heres where i'm at on it

original photo


background removed


magic steps and photoshop voodoo


imfeel like its got a pretty good illustrator /watercolor effect - only step i need to do know is cut out background texture of the white (piece of cake to do in adobe illustrator)

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